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...the “Edwin L. Mechem United States Courthouse”.

This bill was introduced on March 14, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 14, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1166

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 14, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To designate the United States courthouse located at 100 North Church Street in Las Cruces, New Mexico, as the Edwin L. Mechem United States Courthouse.

1.

Findings

Congress finds the following:

(1)

Edwin L. Mechem was a land surveyor with the United States Reclamation Service in Las Cruces, New Mexico, from 1932–1935.

(2)

He served as a member of the New Mexico State Police Commission.

(3)

He was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(4)

He attended the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, which later became the New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

(5)

He was admitted to the New Mexico bar in 1939, and practiced law in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, New Mexico.

(6)

He served in the New Mexico House of Representatives from 1947–1948.

(7)

He was the first New Mexico governor born in New Mexico after statehood.

(8)

He served four terms as Governor of New Mexico between 1951 and 1962.

(9)

He served as a United States Senator from New Mexico from 1962–1964.

(10)

He was confirmed by the United States Senate as a United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico on October 8, 1970, and served in that position until his death in 2002.

(11)

He led a rich and accomplished life dedicated to public service which warrants recognition.

2.

Designation

The United States courthouse located at 100 North Church Street in Las Cruces, New Mexico, shall be known and designated as the Edwin L. Mechem United States Courthouse.

3.

References

Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the United States courthouse referred to in section 2 shall be deemed to be a reference to the Edwin L. Mechem United States Courthouse.